Bird of the Week Challenge: 9th February - Mystery Birds *note - new thread

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 9th February - Mystery Birds *note - new thread

Wow so yesterday's thread has disappeared. We are looking at what has gone wrong but in the mean time, lets start again in case we cant retrieve the original post...

 

A reminder - mystery birds.

  • The first poster posts either a whole bird or part of a bird (eye, feather close up etc)
  • Subsequent posters have to try to ID the mystery bird
  • The first person to guess correctly gets to post the next mystery bird

Once you have posted a mystery bird, be sure to check in regularly to see if someone guesses correctly.

 

I will update you all when I find out what has happened to our disappearing posts.

Devster
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Did someone get Ricks Pacific Black Duck one?

Holly
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No it looks like that one was still open - the last guess was Pacific Black Duck and we havent heard from Rick about whether it was correct...

I cant find the original photo Rick posted so lets start with a new mystery bird and hopefully we can come back to it

 

detritus
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That was my guess late last night. A bit later than Rick's bedtime by the looks! If we're assuming the guess was correct, shall I post a new one?

Holly
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detritus wrote:

That was my guess late last night. A bit later than Rick's bedtime by the looks! If we're assuming the guess was correct, shall I post a new one?

Go for it!

detritus
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Okiedokie. Here goes:

Shouldn't be too hard, but gets the ball rolling!

Devster
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By the size of that foot, I would say it is a black swan.

detritus
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Devster wrote:

By the size of that foot, I would say it is a black swan.

It easily could have been, but not quite!

Devster
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Ah yes, I know now. Do I have to wait for others guess before I can guess again?

TheBirdLover
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Here I'll take a guess. Maybe is it a Mute Swan? (I actually have two guesses, it's quite hard to pick which answer)

M.M.

detritus
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TheBirdLover wrote:

Here I'll take a guess. Maybe is it a Mute Swan? (I actually have two guesses, it's quite hard to pick which answer)

Not a mute swan. We'll be kicking ourselves when we get it. The answer is afoot!

Devster
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Can I have another guess now? I know the answer!

Holly
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Devster wrote:

 

Can I have another guess now? I know the answer!

 

Go for it devster - i think waiting for one other guess is fine

detritus
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Devster wrote:

Can I have another guess now? I know the answer!

By all means! I wasn't expecting such a ..... nail-biter! :P

Devster
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Its a Pelican! - Love the puns by the way, very footing.

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Devster wrote:

Its a Pelican! - Love the puns by the way, very footing.

Nailed it! (sorry to re-use one of them, haha)

original image:

soakes
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What a web of intrigue!

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Devster
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This is an easy one. 

TheBirdLover
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Eastern Yellow Robin? ;-D

M.M.

Devster
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Yes well done. Told you it was easy. Your turn.

TheBirdLover
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Here ya go. Sorry about the size.

M.M.

Snail
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Is it a Peacock's eye?

LM

TheBirdLover
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Yes, It was! Your turn LM!

M.M.

Snail
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A fairly easy one to keep the ball rolling.

LM

TheBirdLover
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Peaceful Dove?

M.M.

Devster
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I was going to say Bar Shouldered Dove

Snail
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Peaceful Dove! 

LM

TheBirdLover
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Nice Picture, LM. This photo may be a bit harder

M.M.

Wollemi
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Australian Magpie??

TheBirdLover
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Nope, sorry Wollemi! Close guess though.

M.M.

soakes
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mud lark?

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

TheBirdLover
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You got it right, soakes! Your turn :-)

M.M.

soakes
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How about this one?

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

teganb02
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New Holland honeyeater?

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

soakes
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No, but getting close :)

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Devster
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Regent Honeyeater?

soakes
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no...

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Snail
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Crescent Honeyeater

LM

Snail
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Im going birding, might not get back here for a while so if I'm correct I pass my turn to Devster, or anyone else that wants to play.:)

LM

Devster
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Painted Honeyeater?

soakes
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Snail, you are correct.

soakes
Olinda, Victoria, Australia

Snail
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I gotta go, Devster you have a turn. Also, this might be of interest to you all: a guide to IDing the 'yellow' honeyeaters. 

http://birdlife.org.au/documents/WL-Regent_Honeyeater-identification-brochure.pdf

LM

Devster
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I've had a few turns so I am happy to open it up to anyone that hasn't and has one they want to do.

dwatsonbb
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This one will be an easy one. Thanks Devster.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

TheBirdLover
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Whistling Kite?

P.S. If I do get this right someone else can take my turn.

M.M.

dwatsonbb
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No not Whistling Kite, but is a raptor

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

teganb02
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Brown Falcon

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

dwatsonbb
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Yep Brown Falcon, your turn Tegan.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

Devster
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I'll get the ball rolling again

timrp
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Noisy Pitta, ill post mine in about 1 1/2 hours.

Devster
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Well you were very confident Tim, but you were right.

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